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Madison Parks began long before there was a division within the City government. The Madison Parks & Pleasure Drive Association formed in 1894 by such visionaries as John Olin, Daniel Tenney and Michael Olbrich. At its conception, the association had just 5.3 acres of parkland.

Today, Madison Parks has over 270 parks covering over 6,000 acres, including 1,600 conservation acres. The Parks Division is responsible for the operations and maintenance of Olbrich Botanical Gardens, four public golf courses, Warner Park Community Recreation Center, the Goodman Pool, Forest Hill Cemetery, and maintenance of State Street and the Mall Concourse. We are also responsible for over 96,000 trees along more than 700 miles of city streets. We offer reservable shelters, athletic fields, swimming lessons, guided nature walks, ice skating lessons, and free movies in the park.

Our mission is to provide the ideal system of parks, natural resources, and recreational opportunities which will enhance the quality of life for everyone.

The Parks Operations Manager is a responsible strategic position that will contribute to the rich history and plan the future of the City of Madison Parks Division. This position is responsible for supervisory, and administrative work in directing Parks operations and maintenance services for City park areas, boulevards, park facilities, trees, park buildings and all related equipment. The Parks Operations Manager also oversees and coordinates the operations of the City cemetery, golf courses, forestry, conservation areas and special events, both directly and through subordinate program supervisors. Work involves considerable discretion and judgment in coordinating and integrating operations; related problem resolution; and associated communications with City officials and managers, and the public. Under the general direction of the Assistant Parks Superintendent, the employee plays a key role in the overall management of the Parks Division.

IMPORTANT: THERE ARE SUPPLEMENTAL ESSAY QUESTIONS ON THIS JOB POSTING. YOU MUST ATTACH YOUR ANSWERS IN THE ATTACHMENT SECTION OF YOUR APPLICATION. (To view the questions, please view the entire job posting at:, then click on the supplemental question tab OR view the bottom section of the job bulletin)


Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:
•Direct and supervise the operations of all City parks, buildings, fleet, equipment and other physical facilities through subordinate supervisors and a large maintenance staff. •Oversee, coordinate and integrate the maintenance operations of the City cemetery, golf courses, forestry, conservation areas and associated special events. •Lead and/or participate in related goal setting; work prioritization; human resource and equipment sharing/utilization, etc. •Participate in planning and implementing park expansion and development projects, etc. to incorporate maintenance needs into design standards. •Develop and monitor operating and capital budgets. •Inspect park facilities, including playground structures, buildings and amenities. Meet regularly with supervisors to review progress and problems. Review operational problems, project progress and future activities and assignments. •Monitor and manage fleet operations for the Parks Division, including tracking and maintenance needs. •Conduct and/or participate in public forums dealing with current or future parks operations/maintenance issues. Coordinate facilities' usage with the Madison Metropolitan School District and other major user groups. •Prepare related written and verbal reports for the Parks Superintendent, the Parks Commission, Alderpersons, the Council, other committees and the general public. •Manage a large staff of professional, supervisory, maintenance, laborer and hourly employees, directly or through subordinate supervisors.
•Participate in labor relations as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:
•Four (4) years of directly related supervisory experience in generally comparable parks maintenance and operations, which included the supervision of multiple functions through subordinate supervisors. •Possession of a four year degree from an accredited college or university in the area of Parks and Recreation, Resource Management, Landscape Architecture, Business Administration, Public Administration, Operations Management or other related degree. •Possession of a Master's Degree in a related field may be used to substitute for one year of experience.

-OR- •Six (6) years of directly related experience in parks maintenance, grounds, turf maintenance, landscaping or closely related field; four (4) of which must include directly related supervisory experience AND
•Possession of a two year degree in the area of business administration, turf management, horticulture, landscaping, forestry, or a related field.

If an applicant does not possess the specific requirements outlined above, HR will review the application materials to determine if the applicant possesses the following equivalent experience.

Four (4) years experience in applying the following: •Supervisory principles and practices, labor relations and personnel management. •Methods, materials, equipment and practices associated with the maintenance and daily operations of parks, park buildings, and facilities and related mechanical systems. Such examples include, pool mechanical systems, in-ground irrigation, plumbing, electrical or HVAC. •Methods, materials, equipment and practices associated with turf maintenance, horticulture, urban forestry, park planning or facility maintenance.

Two (2) years experience in applying the following •Capital and operating budget development, and monitoring techniques and procedures. •Computer software related to parks operational activities, including scheduling, financial, work orders, and other related software

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 City of Madison Parks


Tameaka Bryant

 Closing Date

August 21, 2018


The Before and After School Club (BASC) Supervisor is responsible for organizing, coordinating, and evaluating the BASC program.

This position is responsible to the Recreation Supervisor.

This position is responsible for the daily supervision of the Assistant Site Supervisors, Site Leaders, Bus Drivers, Inclusion Staff, and volunteers.


General Administration

-Responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the BASC program. -Supervise and evaluate appropriate staff, volunteers and inclusion staff. -Update and file Before and After School Club forms on a weekly basis. -Act as a liaison between site staff and the Recreation Supervisor. -Responsible for delegating and assigning tasks including daily set-up, clean-up, and supply inventory and storage. -Responsible for checking voicemail, email, and other messages, then coordinating information regarding all aspects of the BASC program. (i.e. staff, office, recreation supervisor, bus drivers, parents, etc.) -Responsible for knowing the location of the children in the program at all times and makes sure they are adequately supervised. -Develop and maintain positive relationships with parents. -Maintain communication with parents concerning children’s goals, progress, behavior and accomplishments along with program information. -Prepare and hold staff trainings and meetings for BASC staff. -Responsible for the inventory of supplies and notifying Recreation -Supervisor of what is needed. -Communicate with public, staff, and participants in a professional manner. -Assist with integration process of participants who require an inclusion staff by communicating with Recreation Supervisor, parents, NWSRA, and Inclusion Staff. -Handle the discipline of staff. -Create and manage the BASC staff schedule. -Purchase supplies, turn in receipts, and manage program supply budgets. -Notifies the Recreation Supervisor in advance when absent or late to work. -Promote high morale among staff and participants. -Perform related duties as assigned.

Safety, Health, and Loss Control

-Support, promote, and make recommendations regarding all safety, health, and loss control policies as adopted by the Park District. -Complete incident and accident reports and file them with the Recreation -Supervisor in a timely manner. -Be familiar with Part-Time Employee Manual and BASC Staff Manual. -Be familiar with the safe operation of any equipment necessary in accomplishing required tasks. -Responsible for providing all injury, illness, and health information required by the Hanover Park Park District in its effort to assign tasks within an individual’s capacity to the prevent potential injury or illness. -Responsible for notification of injury or illness relating to a task assignment as described within the Part-Time Employee Manual and BASC Staff Manual.


-Skill in Leadership -Knowledge of child development -Ability to creatively develop activities on a limited budget. -Ability to handle discipline effectively and appropriately -Skill in supervisory techniques -Ability to communicate effectively -Mature and positive attitude -Certification in CPR/AED and First Aid -At least 21 years of age -A valid IL driver’s license that is good standing. -Willingness to drive a 13-passenger shuttle bus.


-College experience in related field of study preferred. -At least Three (3) years of working with children and parents. -Two years supervisory experience.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $12.00 /hour

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 Hanover Park Park District


Liza Nicol
630-837-2468 ext.132

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled



SUMMARY Inwood Athletic Club at The Joliet Park District is seeking a motivated, dynamic, fitness professional with management experience. Applicants must hold current certification in Personal Training and/or Group Exercise from a nationally recognized organization. Bachelor’s Degree and Management experience preferred. Under the direction and supervision of the Fitness Superintendent, the Fitness Coordinator’s primary focus is maximizing membership retention through the on-boarding process. This includes but is not limited to, planning and implementing the Group Exercise Schedule, as well as the supervision of the Personal Trainer orientation process.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. • Manage the Group Exercise Instructor and Personal Training Staff • Create and publish the three annual Group Exercise Schedules based on attendance and fitness trends, assigning qualified instructors to all classes. • Keep all fitness staff personnel files current • Coordinate the development and implementation of a member onboarding process with Personal Trainer Team and Fitness Management Team. • Participate in the planning and hosting of all fitness department events. • Supervise Group Exercise Instructors and Personal Trainers as well as manage the schedules of these fitness department employees. • Maintain an open line of communication between the Group Exercise Instructors/Personal Trainers and the fitness management team. • Possess and keep current multiple certifications and teach group exercise classes as desired with the ability to sub for staff instructors when needed. • Represent the Joliet Park District as an ambassador of health and wellness in the community. • Monitor and manage w2w scheduled software • Promote the Inwood Athletic Club group fitness program, additional paid fitness programming, and all fitness events.

OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES Other job related duties as assigned. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The Inwood Athletic Club (IAC) is a state of the art facility. Group Exercise Instructors/Personal Trainers have access to a variety of equipment to keep classes, training sessions and fitness programming on point with current trends. The IAC provides an atmosphere of community that offers opportunities for all members to achieve their health and wellness goals.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. In addition to the above, Fitness Instructors/Personal Trainers are required to be able to perform and/or demonstrate the physical movements included in the class format being taught.

POSITION TYPE AND EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK Full time: With some flexibility. Classes are scheduled 7 days per week and could include evenings and holidays. Fitness Coordinator monitors and supervises the group exercise class coverage, which could occur during non-traditional office hours.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Must hold current nationally recognized Group Exercise and/or Personal Training Certification. Bachelor’s Degree and management experience preferred. Preferred applicants hold certifications in multiple exercise formats (TRX, Zumba, Aqua, Spin, BODYPUMP, etc.).


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 Joliet Park District


Gina Rodriguez

 Closing Date

August 31, 2018

 $20.75 - $22.00 per hour DOQ

Park Ridge, Illinois is a community of an estimated 37,000 residents located 15 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, in a key geographic location close to O’Hare Airport, major expressways and rail transportation. It is a community with tree-lined streets, pleasing architecture, and outstanding parks, city government, schools, and library. Our District provides recreation and leisure opportunities for all ages and abilities. We are the leader in offering recreation services and facilities in the Community. The District operates highly utilized facilities including a health and fitness center, activity center, indoor ice arena, driving range, batting cages, a nature center, three multi-purpose programming facilities, outdoor pools and a splash pad. We facilitate over 1,000 programs annually, serving all ages.

Description: Our District has an opening for Full-time Park Maintenance staff member to assist in the physical maintenance of the district’s buildings and grounds. Duties include general turf maintenance; including operating heavy equipment, applying pesticides, applying fertilizer, irrigation repairs, general park and facility maintenance using various tools and physical labor. Duties also involve contact with the general public and Park District staff, a pleasant demeanor and good judgment must be exercised in dealing with a broad variety of assignments. Position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 73.

Qualifications: Turf maintenance experience is necessary. Must have a good understanding of the English language and be able to communicate well with patrons and staff. Selected candidate needs to be a minimum of 18 years of age in order to operate power equipment and the ability to regularly lift objects up to 50 pounds. Due to the lifting requirement, selected individuals will be required to take a post-offer back assessment/lift test.

Education: High school diploma (or equivalent)

Availability: Five days per week, generally Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week. Due to the nature of this position it is sometimes necessary to amend work hours to include overtime, weekends, early mornings and late evenings.

This is a pension eligible position (IMRF). We offer a generous health plan effective the first day of employment in addition to many other benefits.

Apply: To apply and view the full job description, visit our District web site at: and click on Jobs or select the following link

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 Park Ridge Park District


Kristi Solberg

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $15.50 - $19.09 Per Hour

JOB TITLE: Projects Specialist I (FLSA Non-Exempt) R 6.18

SUPERVISOR: Projects Foreman


High school diploma or equivalent, with three (3) years experience in related field of property and facility maintenance and repairs or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Minimum high school graduate. Experience in maintenance repair and construction field desired.


Good working knowledge of landscape and grounds, maintenance tools, equipment, shop and field practices. Pesticide license preferred. Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License and be at least 18 years old. Must be able to read, write, and speak English. Receive certification in chain saw operations within six months of employment. Valid Illinois driver’s license with knowledge of manual transmission required.


The Projects Specialist I is responsible for maintenance of parks, landscaping, turf maintenance, construction projects, maintenance and special events for agency facilities and parks. The Projects Specialist I is under the direction supervision of the Projects Foreman but is granted opportunities for independent supervision over full and part-time staff in related areas of responsibility.


The employee shall be considered to be on duty whenever a need exists for their services. This will require non-traditional work hours that will be consistent throughout the year. Typical hours are Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Attendance at work site required every day, at scheduled start time.

Assists in with playground construction.

Performs routine and preventive maintenance and repairs to district lands, facilities and equipment.

Mow and trim turf areas with tractors and small mowers.

Makes and maintains ice rinks and assists with snow removal.

Install, maintain and repairs general landscape improvements throughout the district.

Install, maintain and repairs sports fields throughout the district.

Assist with seasonal operations and special projects.

Assist with custodial tasks at all district facilities and grounds.

Maintain effective two-way communication with immediate supervisors and assigned staff about concerns in the field.

Assists in training and supervises seasonal and part-time staff as assigned.

Communicate professionally with co-workers and the public.

Wear personal protective equipment for job function when needed.

Be prepared to work after normal hours in case of emergency or weather related tasks.

Upkeep and maintenance of our parks and facilities as assigned.

Assist in the maintenance and in establishing a safe and clean environment for guests.

Operates hand and power tools.

Maintains athletic fields and turf.

Maintains, cleans and repairs park shelters and historical buildings.

Maintains and cleans maintenance equipment and vehicles.

Operates automatic and manual transmission vehicles.

Plants trees, shrubs, flowers, and other landscape materials.

Performs custodial cleaning, grass mowing, general park and building maintenance.

Assists other staff with maintenance and construction of the following: pavements, buildings, plumbing, carpentry, electrical and lighting, furnaces, ducts, pipe lines, water lines, shelters, benches, playground equipment, signs, fencing, plastering, drywall, painting, roofing and flooring. Sewers, and drainage structures, asphalt, concrete and brick paving, stone paths, etc.

Attends and participates in special committee or other meetings as assigned.

Performs the job safely and in compliance with Park District policies, procedures, work and safety rules.

Special projects or other duties as assigned.

Supports and exhibits the organizational values of respect, communication, integrity, innovation, recognition and appreciation, continuous learning, fun, empowerment and people.

Snow removal in winter months.

Proficient in basic transit and grading work.

Performs tree trimming and removals.

Operates tractors and other heavy machinery.

Performs necessary/basic repairs on vehicles and maintenance equipment. Performs basic welding.

Assists with snow removal and ice making procedures. Performs grading and leveling.

Demonstrate initiative, dependability, punctuality, and the ability to complete tasks assigned in a positive manner.

RATE OF PAY: $15.50-$19.09 Per Hour

Please Submit All Applications At:

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 Wheeling Park District


Matt Smith

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled